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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1965.258
People
Hilaire-Germain-Edgar Degas, French (Paris, France 1834 - 1917 Paris, France)
Title
After the Bath, Woman Drying Herself
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
c. 1893-1898
Culture
French
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Charcoal on tracing paper
Dimensions
80.6 x 109.2 cm (31 3/4 x 43 in.)
frame: 97.2 x 126 x 5.1 cm (38 1/4 x 49 5/8 x 2 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • stamp: l.l.: Vente signature stamp [L. 658] in red
Provenance
Atelier Degas (L. 257, 658), sale [Vente II, Galerie Georges Petit, Paris, December 11-13, 1918, no. 267]. [Sadajiro Yamanaka, New York] to; Paul J. Sachs, bequest; to Fogg Art Museum, 1965.

Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Meta and Paul J. Sachs
Accession Year
1965
Object Number
1965.258
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Publication History

Degas, 1834-1917, exh. cat., Pennsylvania Museum of Art (Philadelphia, PA, 1936), no. 86, repr.

Agnes Mongan and Paul J. Sachs, Drawings in the Fogg Museum of Art, Harvard University Press (Cambridge, MA, 1940), vol. 1, cat. no. 677, fig. 353

Masterpieces of 19th and 20th Century French Drawing from the Fogg Museum..., brochure, Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, MI, 1941), checklist no. 27

Allene Talmey, "The Fogg Art Museum at Harvard", Vogue (July 15, 1947), repr. p. 47

Paul J. Sachs, Modern Prints and Drawings, Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. (New York, NY, 1954), p. 32, pl. 28

Jon Garelick, "Abstract Thoughts: The Transitional and Transcendent Art of Edgar Degas at the Sackler Museum", The Boston Phoenix (August 5 2005), p. 18, p. 18, repr.

Holland Cotter, "Degas, Director: An Easel Becomes a Stage", The New York Times (August 5 2005), pp. B25, B27, repr. p. B27

Hilton Kramer, "Loner, Misfit Degas: Lover of Bathers was Never Impressionist", The New York Observer (September 7 2005)

Christopher Reed, "Mad for Degas", Harvard Magazine (July 2005 - August 2005), vol. 107, no. 6, pp. 40-45, p. 43, ill.

Marjorie B. Cohn and Jean Sutherland Boggs, Degas at Harvard, exh. cat., Harvard University Art Museums/Yale University Press (Cambridge MA / New Haven CT, 2005), cat. no. 43, fig. 9 (color), pp. 29, 64, 70 note 11

Catalogue des tableaux, pastels et dessins par Edgar Degas et provenant de son atelier 2e vente, December 11-13, 1918, auct. cat., Galerie Georges Petit (Paris, France, December 11 - December 13, 1918), no. 267

George T.M. Shackelford and Xavier Rey, Degas and the Nude, exh. cat., Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (Boston, 2011), repr. p. 178 as fig. 187, p. 228

Exhibition History

Degas, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 05/09/1931 - 05/30/1931

Degas, 1834-1917, Pennsylvania Museum of Art, Philadelphia, 11/01/1936 - 11/30/1936

Masterpieces of 19th and 20th Century French Drawing from the Fogg Museum of Art at Harvard University and the Museum of Modern Art of New York City, Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, 05/01/1941 - 06/01/1941

Unidentified Exhibition, Skidmore College, 1942, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, 02/05/1942 - 02/26/1942

Edgar Degas Bronzes, Drawings, Pastels, Buchholz Gallery, New York, 01/03/1945 - 01/27/1945

Drawings by Degas, Farnsworth Art Museum (now Davis Museum and Cultural Center), Wellesley, 02/16/1946 - 03/10/1946

Drawings from the Fogg Museum of Art, Harvard University (Collected by Paul J. Sachs), Century Club, New York, 05/12/1947 - 09/25/1947

French Drawings of Five Centuries from the Collection of the Fogg Museum of Art, Harvard University, Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, 05/15/1951 - 09/30/1951

Paintings, Drawings, Prints and Sculpture by Edgar Degas, The Marion Koogler McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, 10/16/1955 - 11/13/1955

Ingres and Degas: Two Classical Draughtsmen, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 04/24/1961 - 05/20/1961

Degas at Harvard, Harvard University Art Museums, Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 08/01/2005 - 11/27/2005

Degas and the Nude, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston, 10/09/2011 - 02/05/2012

Body Image in French Art and Visual Culture (18th and 19th Centuries), Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 01/23/2016 - 05/08/2016

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